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Antarctica Week, 3-7 December 2018 Columbia University is offering schools an opportunity to talk to a ‘polar expert’ at 10am and 11am local time for around 45 minutes. More details of how it will work are on the ITGC website .
Please take a moment to review this poignant piece about the state of the Antarctic Peninsula.
PolarTREC is highlighting some great events at the upcoming AGU conference in New Orleans December 11-15, 2017 Here is a list of interesting events: ARCUS has a number of Arctic focused events that you might also be interested in, including a reception and member meeting, as well as posters, sessions. If you are attending and […]
Juliane Gross, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, will spend several weeks in one of the world’s most desolate places collecting meteorites – which can provide clues to how our solar system evolved, how planets formed and how meteorite impacts could affect our future. You can access a article about Juliiane […]
#ProjectPolarBear is an international competition for middle and high school student groups taking action to fight climate change. Teams compete by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities. This can be a new project or a proposal to continue an existing project. Students and […]
This week’s audio episode of World Ocean Radio entitled “Arctic Futures, Part One” is now available online Part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, and the conditions and challenges facing the Arctic. He describes the work of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium […]
Our Antarctic research team needs your classroom’s help! We are using satellite images to find Weddell seals in Antarctica. This ongoing project needs many eyes to search the images and find the seals. It’s easy. All your students have to do is mark the images ‘seals’ or ‘no seals’. We will ask for your help to count […]
Do you have a science story or example that connects to any of the polar literacy principles? Call for Ideas for Polar Literacy Media: Polar ICE wants to illustrate these principles with stories and examples told by scientists that we will audio record and edit down to be used in presentations for educators and researchers […]
The Duke University Marine Lab is the first to win Federal Aviation Administration certification to operate scientific drones and provide training. Dr. David Johnson, assistant professor of the practice of marine conservation ecology at Duke University, has found that drone technology allows his research team to collect huge volumes of data from remote or extreme […]